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Cafe Scientifique

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You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00pm

Darwin: Books, Beetles, and Blasphemy

Join Washtenaw Community College biology professor David A. Wooten for an insightful and unique lecture on the life and publications of Charles Darwin. This talk will include the display of rare, antique books published by Darwin, as well as other historical texts that influenced Darwin in the formation of his theory of evolution.  This is a rare opportunity to see the original works and hear the story of an English naturalist that sailed around the world and forever altered our understanding of the natural world. Participants will have an opportunity to view the antique collection along with other historical Darwinian antiques. For more information go to

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:00pm

Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect: Scientific Thought, the Debate, Public Attitudes and Its Evolution, and Policy

Join Lansing Community College geography professor Will Gustin on the evolution of scientific thought on global warming and cooling since the end of the Little Ice Age in the mid-19th century, how views on both sides of the issue has evolved, where we are now, and what it might mean in the future, both in terms of the degree of climate change, as well as our physical and cultural adaptation to it, including impacts on our economy and our way of life through the rest of this century.

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan O'Keefe by phone at (517) 483-1110 or e-mail at

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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